Selling Sunset's Chelsea responds to criticism of her accent

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Photo credit: MITCHELL HAASETH/NETFLIX - Getty Images
Photo credit: MITCHELL HAASETH/NETFLIX - Getty Images

Selling Sunset season five dropped on the streaming service on Friday [22 April], and fans are all over the dramatic storylines, from Chrishell Stause and Jason Oppenheim's relationship to Christine Quinn's new BFF, Chelsea Lazkani.

The British Nigerian luxury realtor joined the cast for season five, and while she previously told People she had never met the Selling Sunset team before, she was familiar with their work - and her husband was one of Jason's past clients.

Chelsea is married to Jeff Lazkani, a tech leader, and together they share two very adorable children. Before becoming a realtor in Los Angeles back in 2017, Lazkani lived in London, and worked as a business strategist and solar analyst with companies in the oil and gas industry, leaving to get her real estate license five years ago.

Photo credit: MITCHELL HAASETH/NETFLIX - Getty Images
Photo credit: MITCHELL HAASETH/NETFLIX - Getty Images

While she's no doubt an incredibly impressive person, lots of chatter on social media has been focussed on her somewhat confusing accent. Thanks to her UK upbringing, Chelsea's accent is mainly British, but with a Los Angeles twang as a result of her last five years in the US.

"What is Chelsea's accent in Selling Sunset? As a British person I can confirm it is not British," one fan wrote on Twitter, while another put, "Okay season 5 of Selling Sunset.. Chelsea's accent is fake right? it does not sound real at all like she keeps floating in and out of it lmao."

Now, the realtor has spoken out to defend herself, with a pretty hilarious explanation. "If you think you’re irritated with my accent, Imagine me? I almost fainted listening to myself back. You mean to tell me this is how I sound? WooooooooOOooW [sic]"

She later responded to comparisons to Inventing Anna's fake German/Russian heiress Anna Delvey, adding, "After all the Anna Delvey accent comparisons, I can’t get through Inventing Anna anymore, it just doesn’t bang the same. Thanks GUYS."

Honestly we love a self aware queen.

Selling Sunset season 5 is now available on Netflix.

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